Twenty-fifth regiment Massachusetts Infantry.
（1) Col. Edwin Upton
（2) Col. Josiah Pickett
, Bvt. Brig. Gen.
U. S. Vols.
|Field and Staff.||Line.||Band.||companies.||Unassigned Recruits.||Totals.|
|Number on regimental rolls,—|
|Enlisted men (included above) commissioned in regiment2||6||–||–||4||1||3||3||2||3||2||4||2||4||–||34|
|Enlisted men (included above) serving elsewhere within regiment.||–||–||–||4||2||–||–||1||4||–||1||–||–||–||12|
|Actual totals of members of regiment,—|
The 25th Mass. Infantry, a Worcester County
regiment, was organized at Camp Lincoln
, largely under the charge of Capt.
(afterwards lieutenant-colonel) A. B. R. Sprague
, in the latter part of September, 1861, and was mustered into service on varying dates from September 26 to October 12.
Under Col. Edwin Upton
the regiment left the State
October 31, and encamped at Annapolis
until, forming part of General Foster
's brigade in the Burnside
expedition to North Carolina
, it sailed Jan. 9, 1862, for Hatteras Inlet.
It took a prominent part in the battle of Roanoke Island
February 8, and was engaged at New Berne March 14, remaining on provost duty.
in the city until May 9, and afterward occupied headquarters in the vicinity, being stationed on picket at Red House, Va.
, for a few weeks in May, taking part in July in the advance to Trenton
, and engaging in an expedition to Plymouth
in September. Six companies, under Major Pickett
, took part also in the Tarboroa expedition.
As part of the 3d Brigade, it engaged in the Goldsboroa expedition in December, serving in support of batteries at the battle of Kinston
, supplying volunteer skirmishers at Whitehall
and active at Goldsboroa.
The regiment served on garrison duty at Plymouth, N. C.
, during part of March and the month of April, 1863.
In July several companies were assigned to picket duty at Washington, N. C.
In December the regiment moved to Newport News, Va.; while there 432 men re-enlisted, and in February, 1864, returned to Massachusetts
on furlough; those who remained being temporarily assigned to the 139th N. Y. Infantry, and stationed at Williamsburg
The command was reunited at Portsmouth, Va.
, March 26, and, forming part of General Heckman
's Red Star Brigade, 18th Army Corps, moved to Bermuda Hundred
, was engaged at Walthall Junction and Arrowfield Church, and met with loss at Drewry's Bluff
On May 28 the regiment moved to join the Army of the Potomac, and arrived at Cold Harbor on the afternoon of June 1, going at once into action; it took part in all the movements of the succeeding days, losing heavily on June 3.
Moving with the army to Petersburg
, it took part in the assaults of June 15 and 18, and remained afterward on duty in the trenches until August 25.
It was ordered to North Carolina
September 4, and stationed near New Berne.
Those whose term of service had expired left for Massachusetts
October 5, and were mustered out at Worcester
Oct. 20, 1864.
The remainder of the regiment moved toward Kinston
in March, 1865, engaging at Wise's Forks March 10.
It united with Sherman
's Army at Goldsboroa, moved to Raleigh
in April and through Greensboroa to Charlotte
in the early part of May, where it remained encamped until the termination of its service.
Returning to Massachusetts
, it was mustered out at Readville, July 28, 1865.